- Single Malt
- Adelphi (AD)
- Bottling serie
- Stated Age
- 35 years old
- Number of bottles
- 56.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 01 Sep 2009 6:18 pm
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46 × member ratings
40 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 1974 AD
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.02 points
- dark fruits, chocolate, orange, espresso, leather, mollasses, deep concentrated sherry, brilliant
- Heavy sherry, smooth, fantastic
Wonderfully full moisture, dried apricots, raisins, then honey, citrus, leather, coffee beans, forest soil, dark chocolate and musty cellar. Overall, very well balanced.
Soft and luscious with herbal liqueur-like onion. Forest honey, nutty, hay, leather, gets spicier. Later also lighter smoke, forest soil and a distant salt note.
long, fruity, honey-red, salty and slightly floral.
- For sure one of the darkest Bunnahabhains - it doesn't look just like Balsamico it also tastes like this. Heavy, spicy but also some sweetness.
Heavy sherry, motor oil, sweet dark fruits, dark chocolat, bold wood notes
Very thick, oily, punchy sherry wood, Balsamico, subtle sweetness, toffee, coffee, lots of spices
Long and warm, smooth, more fruitiness in the end
- This Whisky was sold for 711 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2016and for 705 € in July 2015
- Tasting Notes by Adelphi;
1 of only 200 bottles from cask 4780
This is a stunning example of how good long-aged malt whisky can be. It is the colour of Cola or Olde English Oak and has excellent beading, suggesting a big mouth-feel. The first nose is of scented oil; heavy but with a herbal fragrance which we identify as rosemary – a much reduced, rosemary infused gravy, with balsamic vinegar. After a little while sandalwood and camphor appear, lending a nose-cooling effect when a drop of water is added (it doesn’t need much). This freshens the nose and introduces traces of coconut, treacle toffee, molasses and even liquorice, but no trace of sulphur. Wonderfully viscous and mouth-filling; sweet, mouth-cooling, drying elegantly in the very long finish – like a dried out Christmas cake, with almonds.
- Serge says;
Bunnahabhain 35 yo 1974/2009 (56.6%, Adelphi, 200 bottles) Colour: dark amber. Nose: chocolate, raisins and prunes galore at first nosing, then more typical honey and ripe fruits. Also many notes that sometimes come with first fill sherry, such as leather, coffee, fig liqueur and cocoa, then a little menthol. Excellent. Big rancio after a while, dried mushrooms, leather… With water: more leather, walnut stain and hints of fresh almonds. Mouth (neat): rich, creamy, very sherried but not ‘monstrous’. Cassis jelly, raspberry liqueur, old Armagnac, toffee, becoming just a tad grapey. With water: more spices, the whole getting drier. Bitter chocolate, coffee beans and liquorice. Finish: long, with some fresh fruits (but don’t we get rhubarb?) and once again these faint notes of grape skin or even pips. Comments: we all know that Bunnahabhain goes well with sherry, especially oloroso. This one reminds me a bit of some old officials that were distilled in the 1960s. SGP:461 – 90 points.
- To me it tastes like a PX, but is said to be an Oloroso Cask
- Top class Bunna and a clear recommendation. This is the type of sherried whisky that I like.
Powerful and slightly tingling from the alcohol. Sherry, rum-raisin-nuts chocolate, Mon Cherie and honey. Very delicate.
Warming and rich with lovely sherry taste plus cacao and dark honey. Has a fruityness which comes from dark red fruits - raisins, cherries and cassis. There is also some influence from the wood - toffee and even a little resinous. Lovely taste.
Very long with an increasing wood influence (liquorice and resinous).